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Staff Attorney - Innocence Project Clinic - Grant-funded Contingent II

School of Law

Vacancy Number 300766

Position Type: Contingent II (Contractual) full-time exempt with benefits package
Opens: 05/09/17     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: $55,000

Applications submitted by our April 2017 deadline are being considered and do not need to be resubmitted.  Our vacancy is open until filled, and applications received by May 23, 2017 will receive priority consideration. 

NOTE:  We removed the vacancy announcement from our website after the May 2017 priority consideration date, and we can't accept additional applications.

The University of Baltimore School of Law has received a grant from the US Department of Justice for post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent. The staff attorney obtains and organizes all relevant documents for case reviews in appropriate cases that emerge during the grant period from the ongoing intake process and the fourteen FBI hair review cases described previously. In the cases that have already been identified as appropriate for DNA testing the attorney takes all necessary steps to locate and secure evidence for testing including providing legal representation in any proceedings relating to securing the testing. The attorney seeks to obtain testing by agreement with the prosecutor and if necessary, obtains court orders for testing, monitors the testing process and moves to vacate convictions in cases where the DNA evidence supports the client’s innocence claim. Additionally, the attorney oversees any related factual investigation of the case that may be necessary to locate physical evidence or to obtain information about the case that may be relevant to establishing the factual innocence of the client. The staff attorney is supervised by the Director of the UB Innocence Project Clinic and meets on a weekly basis to review cases and monitor progress on achieving the objectives of the grant program. The Clinic Director makes final determinations as to whether to request DNA testing in any particular case and supervises all case work activities of the staff attorney.

Education: Juris Doctorate required; admission to the Maryland Bar preferred.

Experience: One year of experience as a practicing lawyer or paralegal in matters relating to wrongful convictions required. Experience with litigating post-conviction cases and with the litigation of post-conviction DNA testing cases, in particular, preferred. Demonstrated interest in the issue of wrongful convictions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written skills; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; and demonstrated interest in both the role of forensic science in criminal investigations and in the problem of wrongful convictions.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to view our detailed vacancy announcement and apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume.

Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

• Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

B - ENTER DATA ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

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above and below the required data for the four categories shown above.

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

•Use the dropdown to enter your highest education level.  Entering this information is required.
•Then, only college and university information is required. Click the plus sign to the left of the “Postsecondary Education” link to enter that information.
•For country, enter USA or click the hourglass to select another country.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•Click the plus sign to the left of "References" to enter two professional references.
•After you enter your education information and references, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

3. How did you find out about us/how did you find out about the job?

•After you enter this information, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

4. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

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Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

http://www.ubalt.edu/hr
•Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
•To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
•Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.

Last Published 10/2/15